So the guild I'm in, Mature Content, used to have some pretty skilled raiders, but pretty much everyone left for Diablo. Lately, we've been trying to get people together for a raid group, just so there's something to do.
Now, r3 (our raid leader now?) scheduled the event for 7 server. I logged in an hour early to grab mats for cauldrons and feasts, and to figure out if A, I actually posses the ability to tank, and B, to find people to fill the empty spots. I notice two guild members are in trade looking for a DS run, even though the guild one should happen in about an hour. I whispered one of them (coincidentally the same friend from the heroic run,) and ask him if the guild run is just too late for him or what, and he replies "No one showed." I was confused by his reply, as he couldn't say no one came to an event that hadn't happened yet. "Um, Shawn? The raid is in an hour."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean the raid happens in an hour, of course no one is here yet because that woul be insanely early."
"But Cato (another guildie) said no one showed."
Now Cato, while a nice person and a good tank, really isn't online much and probably doesn't know too much about current things in the guild. So I tell them that the raid hasn't happened and that people will show up.
So we're all waiting, I'm making flasks for people and they're BS'ing in vent. I finish making stuff for the healer, and go to trade him. He cancels the trade, for some unknown reason. I try again, he cancels and runs away. I whisper him, "Dude, hold still." He then starts saying in vent "some noob player is ti
trying to get gold from me, they keep opening trade." I tell him in guild chat, "Shawn, you're one 'm' short of being a Mormon. Hold still so I can give you these." He continues running away, and I keep trying to get his attention in chat. "SHAWN, LET ME GIVE YOU THE DAMN FLASKS OR I WILL COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND SMACK YOU." "Oh, sorry, Mel. I've been trying to get away from this guy who wants gold." >.>
People begin to log in, but we're still lacking a few DPS and a healer, so we grabbed some friends from Containment Protocol who say they know the fights. (And, ya know, being in a guild that does heroic kind of acts in their favor.)
Anyway, we get into the actual raid and everything is going fine. We breeze through Morchok (which should be sort of expected on reg.) We get to Zon'ozz, and ask if everyone knows this. Everyone says they do, so we get started. The ball spawns, and ranged takes care of it as they should. Melee bounces it, ranged, melee, ranged. Melee is told to get out so the ball hits the boss. I'm DPSing this, so I did what any person would do and got the hell out of the way. I turn to look at the boss, and I see the orb is flying towards the ranged. People in vent are yelling "melee out melee out!" but there's 2 melee still in; the ones from CP, who "know" the fights. We all wipe, and go back to try again. "Guys, when we say melee out, melee has to rub away from the boss so the orb can hit." "Yeah, we know." "Ok then." >.>
We get through the fight last time and go through Yor'sahj. (I love how my computer accepts that as a word.) Anyway, we get to Hagara, and of course there's always one person who gets hit by the ice wall, but we make it. Ultraxion, being possibly the easiest boss in there, goes down pretty fast. One of the hunters has to go, so we start trying to find a ranged. Metal appeared out of no where to fill the spot, and we start the gunship.
Now, for those who haven't done gunship, you have to stand in the purple swirls on the ground, otherwise the boat gets shot down. There are also little goblins who run into the ship's cabin, where they (in the words of Cowhealz) "*fudge* your *crap* up." Death knights can grip these to slow them down, giving the DPS more time. The thing is, you shouldn't grip them if you're standing near the cabin, but the other DK didn't understand that. So, we died. Again. And again. And again. And again. After that disgusting display of wiping, the raid was called for the night.
Today's moral of raiding; It's better to ask questions and learn rather than cause the death of 9 people.
Perfection is the only acceptable standard.